Pratibha Syntex distributes sewing machines to employees
Yarn manufacturer Pratibha Syntex Ltd, in association with Fairtrade, distributed sewing machines and fixed deposits to its 3024 employees. The initiative supported by elite brands like Patagonia, Prana and Pact, aims to bring visible change in overall livelihood of grassroots employees, creating a more enriching work environment.
One of the employees, Baliram Savle, who received fixed deposit for his child’s education said that I would like to express gratitude towards the management and Fairtrade for letting my children dream big.
“The sewing machine will open up new avenues of income. In evening hours I will earn extra money by carrying out tailoring work,” said another associate Kali Dodve, who had opted for sewing machine.
“We are extremely grateful towards the initiative by Fairtrade and our brand partners. Since 2014 our associates have been benefiting under the programme, and it is satisfying to see their progress over the years, said H S Jha, VP HR, Pratibha Syntex Ltd.
Fairtrade is one of the most trusted sustainable trading standards in the world that transfers wealth back to farmers and workers in developing countries ensuring a decent income and decent work. Notably, Pratibha Syntex has been organizing Fairtrade Premium Programme since 2014. Over the years, raincoats, water purifier, mixer grinder, cookware, refrigerator, washing machine and other home appliances were presented to associates.